About Our School

Welcome from the Head of School
Established in 1972, Ascension Episcopal School is coed parish school serving students in
meaningful ways for 50 years.
Mission Statement
Ascension Episcopal School is a diverse community committed to guiding each child toward
academic excellence while promoting Christian values and cultivating their God given talents.
Our Leadership
Mrs. Kayla Cockrell, appointed in June 2021, serves as the current Head of School at AES.
Mrs. Cockrell has a MSW from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor with an emphasis on
Child Psychology. In addition, she has educational clocked hours in organizational leadership,
conscious discipline, and early childhood development.

Previous to her appointment at AES she served as a School Director for 10 years including as an
Executive Director for NAEYC accredited area schools, and as an Early Childhood Education
consultant. She is passionate about development, social emotional well-being, and fostering an inclusive
environment that meets the life long needs of all students.